Sunday Superstar -Toastory

1 Aug 2010

Category: Design


This Sunday’s Superstar is…. Toastory!

What is it your company does?
I make handmade fabric accessories including necklaces, bracelets, as well as tote bags.

Tell us a bit more about your work/company:
Toastory offers exclusive handmade fashion accessories. Every single piece is one of a kind, high quality and in limited quantity. From here, you can find a unique style of accessories that bring you a new, stylish look.

What makes your work unique?
I try my best to create accessories that don’t already exist. I hope customers would find something unique and perhaps something that represents them.

Pink bow tie necklace

How long have you been in business and how did you start out?
I started Toastory only this summer. Before I started Toastory on etsy, I was thinking about going to flea markets, or some market fair to sell my designs. However, I ended up choosing Etsy because I think it is a great way to run a small business.

Why did you name your company what you did? Does it have any special meaning?

I named it “Toastory” because I was trying to come up a word that combined “tote” and “accessory”. Toastory was the end result.

What 3 words best describe you:
Energetic, whimsical, optimistic!

satin tote cubism scarf

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?
I have dreamed of being a small business owner since I was small because I can make and sell things that I like. Now, I am still striving for this dream to come true.

What/who inspires and/or influences you?
My inspiration comes from everywhere of my life, such as visual objects and garment components. I love deconstructed pieces, and I apply these ideas to my accessories. I then try to make them wearable.

Are there any magazines, blogs or websites you are loving at the moment?
Surface Magazine. It always has cool, inspirational images featured.

 brooch khaki zipper bow

Toastory is offering 15% off any purchase, to anyone who mentions this feature.

She is also being generous enough to offer one of her accessories as a prize for one lucky reader! The cute little thing below is a ribbon necklace with can also be worn as a brooch.

necklace brooch ribbon

All you need to do for a chance at winning this, is visit Toastory’s Etsy store and tell us what your favourite item is.

For extra entries..

Follow Toastory and  adelle on Facebook.

Blog about this giveaway.

Subscribe to adelle’s email updates.

Remember to tell us in a comment if you do any of the above, so we can count your extra entries!
Entries close Saturday August 7th 11.59pm AEST. Good luck everyone!

OH by the way, Gabrielle Rose’s give away winner will be announced tomorrow! So, if you haven’t entered yet, it’s not too late. Enter now!

necklace brooch ribbon